Winter 2017 Week 6

Week 6 and we’re half-way through any anime that are running 12 episodes. I’d hesitate to say that this is a terrible season given there are some good shows running and a few that I haven’t been able to watch at all, but really, I think this is probably my worst season for dropping things mid-way through and there is very little I’m interested in picking up that’s actually out on the serives I use.

Over on patreon, patrons will find my highlight of the week and my lesser top 5 list for the week. Everyone else can access reviews of the Scum’s Wish manga and Super Lovers season 2 episode reviews so be sure to check them out.

As always feel free to share your thoughts on this season in the comments below.

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Must Watch

  • March Comes in Like a Lion (Episode 17)
  • ACCA (Episode 6)

There’s very little to say about March Comes in Like a Lion except that it continues to be an impressive story to watch unfold and at this point I’m completely caught up in the lives of the characters.

ACCA is really doing my head in as I try to figure out what the end game is. The writing is good enough that it doesn’t feel like it is pointlessly stringing me along but at the same time I’m still pretty much in the dark about how this will all play out. Really loving this series so far.

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Usually Entertaining

  • Chain Chronicle (Episode 6)
  • Iron Blooded Orphans (Episode 42)
  • Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 (Episode 6)
  • Blue Exorcist (Episode 32)
  • Spiritpact (Episode 6)

Chain Chronicles continues to deliver a standard but fairly entertaining fantasy adventure and one that seems to have a bit more weight and bite than Tales  of Zestiria at the moment.

Iron Blooded Orphans is well and truly on track for a miserable ending but I don’t think I ever expected a happy ending for the cast so I’ll be really surprised when I find out who survives (if anyone) when we do make it to the end of this.

Tales of Zestiria the X seems to feel like it is finally starting (which you know only 6 episodes into season 2 isn’t bad). We’re finally done with Rose’s side story and now she’s officially joined team Sorey so apparently we can now go and rescue the Princess. I am enjoying this despite the sarcasm.

Blue Exorcist saved itself from dropping this week with a few touching scenes and finally the promise of some action (though we aren’t quite there yet). Still, I’m not terribly impressed with how this show is going and its going to have to work hard to really come back from that slow start.

Spiritpact gives us a time-frame because apparently everything has so far happened within a week. It also continues to build on the two main characters with far less silliness than the early episodes. Really enjoying this over the last couple of weeks.

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Okay, I Guess

  • elDLIVE (Episode 6)
  • Super Lovers (Episode 6)
  • Interviews with Monster Girls (Episode 6)

elDLIVE continues to become more interesting (amazingly enough with Misuzu sitting out most of the last episode all of the characters felt like they suddenly had more personality). I’d really like to see this show move up as there’s plenty of good material here but at the moment its still kind of finding itself.

Super Lovers is being reviewed on my Patreon site (available to everyone).

Interviews with Monster Girls remains neither particularly good or bad and continues to roll along with very little happening. It works well enough but is hardly exciting.

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They Made This

  • Hand Shakers (Episode 6)

Hand Shakers is the only anime I’m still watching that still fits the category. Most of the other shows I’ve stuck with have kind of found at least a mediocre level. Hand Shakers on the other hand just keeps making me ask ‘why’. Why do you exist? What were the writer’s thinking? It could get better but I’m thinking this is just going to limp along until the end of the season.

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Tried and Dropped

  • Akiba’s Trip (Episode 6)
  • Fuuka (Episode 5)
  • Trickster (Episode 13)
  • Gabriel DropOut (Episode 1)
  • Masamune-Kun’s Revenge (Episode 1)
  • Schoolgirl Strikers (Episode 1)
  • Seiren (Episode 1)
  • Saga of Tanya the Evil (Episode 1)
  • Chaos;Child (Episode 1 – five minutes in)

Week 6 and which show do you think is going to be your show of the season?


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8 thoughts on “Winter 2017 Week 6

  1. Man, so many great (and not so great) anime available right now!
    I’ve only been following Scum’s Wish so far but I’m quite intrigued by some of the others too. I usually add them to my watchlist and go through it whenever I’m done with my current ones or if I’m in the mood for something different. So that’s what I’ll be doing now.
    Thanks for the recs! 🙂

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  2. I tried watching Season 1 of Super Lovers when it first came out a few seasons ago, but there was just something about it that made it feel very boring to me. When season 2 started I watched an episode here and there to see how much had changed story wise and I found myself feeling the same. It makes me a little sad because the animation quality is pretty great (at least to me haha). I love your mid-season posts! Helps me pop in to see what’s worth a check out and what should be passed up, at least momentarily. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. A lot of people dropped Gabriel like hot cake, haha!
    Thought, admittedly it is the one type of show that will always pop up in every seasons of anime. Personally I enjoyed it a hell lot but then that could be a biased opinion since you know…

    Hana Kanazawa ❤

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  4. Youjo Senki is great, try to stick up to the second episode to get feel for anime. the first episode is not representative of this anime. It is very good anime if you live good voice action, badass fight scene and some history. Just telling, you don’t know what you will be messing.

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